Apparently yours truly has filled all the memory on this blog. I guess I had too many videos;Dhaha. Anyway, I don't get a lot of traffic on this blog. So I really don't feel like paying for additional memory. I have been debating this for a while. But, I just decided to move my stuff to Facebook. I know it's probably just temporary until they figure out a way to charge me too. But, I would love it if you followed me there.
Take care everyone:)
Monday, November 12, 2012
Just me rambling..... and a sassy e-card.
We haven't been doing any crafts. Unless you count the Build A Bear fiasco. The bear below was the easy one. He is enjoying playing in the stuffing/snow while I stitched away on the other bears.
The others bears were awful to put together. Between the excessive amount of crap involved in the craft and my kids relentless screaming I ended up in tears. I wish I was joking:/ Just a piece of advice if you have more than one kid on the spectrum. You better have the patience of a saint to do Build A Bear on your own:(
Monday, October 29, 2012
Climbing up slides
Sunday, September 30, 2012
I had the kids cut some strands of white yarn. I gave them some paper, and glue. Then I showed them how to make a spider web for their spider rings.
We used some toilet paper to make ourselves into mummies last night. Princess loved it....
Saturday, September 29, 2012
I totally loved this idea I saw on Pinterest. We didn't use real pumpkins. We used some cheap fake ones I bought at a Dollar Tree a few years back. The pumpkins are made out of some kind of Styrofoam. Anyway, the kiddos had a good time.
This morning we had a lot of fun racing our spider rings. I cut long pieces of yarn to the equal lengths. Then I tied them together to a low place that could serve as the finish line. I showed the children how to put the yarn through the ring hole. Then I showed them how to lift the spider so gravity could help to pull it down to the finish line. This was a bit tricky because they kept wanting to lift from the beginning of the string.
So I had to show them how you let the string that the spider has been on already to drop to the ground. And then to keep working with the string as the spider gets closer to the finish line. The kids enjoyed that sometimes the spider would get stopped on small loose strands of yarn. They enjoyed shaking the spider and the string to get it going again. If you want to avoid that step just use croquet thread or regular thread. I just really like working with yarn b/c it is easier for my kids to manipulate.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
I bought a bunch of hula hoops at our local dollar store for 75 cents each earlier this week. Then last night we visited our local pumpkin patch. The kiddos had a great time. And they loved playing this game before the bus arrived this morning. This was the best results from the whole morning. Seeker and I were doing great;D
Saturday, September 22, 2012
I just realized we went the whole summer without tie dying a single shirt. What kind of mother am I? Well I had to somehow make up for the oversight. So here is a different technique that we have never used before. The kids loved it.
You will need:
cardboard or plastic bags to put inside shirt
It seemed to work better for us to draw then add the rubbing alcohol. But, do whatever you want.
Goofball thought the best way to show off this shirt was to stick his butt out for the camera;)
Friday, September 21, 2012
We aren't battling night terrors anymore. Which is awesome. But, Princess has been having a lot of bad dreams recently. Last night in her dreams the Electric Company pranksters were trying to kill her. So of course, we went through the typical rationalizing ideaslike, "It's just a show. The pranksters characters and the actors who play them would never try to kill anyone." The "change the dream into something happy." thing etc hasn't worked either. We tried praying as well as a few other things. None of these things have worked. But, I think we might have found a winner. The idea that seems to be most effective is making up silly stories that she will try to dream about.
Tonight I came up with this dry erase chart which is along her bed. We made a list of "things" or characters of the story, "places" and "actions" to make up a story. She enjoyed putting different stories together like "The unicorn went to New York and played the bongo." Later she made up a story where a pig stole a Picasso from a museum. She enjoyed helping to decide the places and things. I had to do most of the actions. But, that doesn't really matter.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Roll die/dice to determine how many dots to make on the paper. We used paper taped to the wall and some bingo dot makers. It was a good way to review numbers and colors. I actually had an awesome video. Unfortunately Blogger hates me and only uploads my crappy videos:/
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
My kiddos love to play outside. And I am incredibly grateful for that. At least they can unleash their messy furry outside of the house:) Most of the time playing outside is great. Unless Seeker is eating the paint off of garages, or almost getting ran over. They usually are outside playing in their pajama's before the sun is up. (Conventional locks, fences, and bookcases used as barracades in front of doors will not contain my children.)
Here are my precious angels outside this morning. I think I had one of them dressed for school when I took this picture;D
Anyway now I don't have to worry so much because we are giving them flashlights to play with. I think most people watch out for my kiddos by now. But, you can't be too careful when it comes to your kiddos.
Monday, September 3, 2012
This was my husbands idea. And the kiddos loved it. We put chalk in the holes at the ends of the pool noodles. Then we did some drawing.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
A few years ago I helped my kiddos make these. We painted the background beige then let it dry. Later I gave them tools and two colors to work with. They used the tools. And I got them all to put at least one hand print on their canvas. I think these are probably my favorite artwork ever:)
the next thing we make on canvas.
Both of these ideas have been around for a while. So I don't know where they came from originally.
We cut up some tissue paper. Then Goofball got off track and started crumbling up tissue paper. We rarely stay on task;) I wonder where they get that from?:D